Private Trout Fishing Lessons

The Texas Fly Fishing School offers an excellent opportunity to learn fly fishing on our beautiful property located on the Pecos River in the foot hills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains about 20 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We offer full day and extended weekend private lessons for individuals, couples and small groups interested in learning to fly fishing for trout. In addition, we offer 3 Day Seminars that will teach you the basics of fly casting and give you the foundations of fly fishing that will help you feel competent on the water. Optionally, you can add a day or more fishing the private waters on the river with one of the guides with Santa Fe’s High Desert Angler fly shop.

The Pecos River originates in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains about twenty five miles north of the Village of Pecos. It flows down through ancient Precambrian rocks that are over 1.4 billions years old, surrounded by pine forest of the Pecos Wilderness and Santa Fe National Forest and fed by a multitude of glacial lakes and over ten tributary creeks. From April through October, this offers the outdoors enthusiast and fly fisherman an incredible diversity in hiking, horseback riding and fishing opportunities. There are dozens of miles of well developed hiking trails and trout fishing for brown, rainbow and Rio Grande cutthroat in the highland lakes, tributary creeks and all along the Pecos River from its origin down well passed the Village of Pecos. This part of the Pecos River is, for good reason, the second most popular fishery in New Mexico. Included in this area are both public fisheries that are well managed by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and private fisheries that are managed by landowners along the river.

Limited guest accommodations are available and we will gladly make recommendations in Santa Fe.

All fishing equipment required for class will be provided, with the exception of wading gear.

Contact us about Trout Fishing lessons on the Pecos


3 Day Workshops: $650 per person

Couples Classes: $325 per couple per day

Clinics: $125 person

Full Day private instruction: $350 per day (up to 2 students)

Couples Trout Fishing Class – 3-4 Days

Combine learning the art of fly fishing for trout with a vacation or long weekend in Santa Fe. Our Couples fly fishing program allows you to spend part of the day learning how to fly fish, and then spend the remainder of the day exploring Santa Fe’s museums, churches, shopping and fine dining. Lessons will begin at 9am and wrap up at 2pm, with a break for lunch. Optionally, you can book part of the day fishing one of the exclusive private sections of the Pecos River with a guide from Santa Fe’s High Desert Angler. Up to three couples per class.

Call to book your personal 3 or 4 day weekend.

Basic Trout Fly Fishing Workshop – 3 Days

The Beginning Trout Fishing workshop is designed to give an introductory exposure to fly fishing on a trout stream. You will acquire some of the basic knowledge need to understand fly fishing and techniques that will orient you to fishing on moving water. Our assumption is that our student has a very limited knowledge of fly fishing and would like to have the skills needed to have some independence when fly fishing. This workshop is conducted in a classroom, lawn and on-stream setting.

The workshop will give you the foundations skills in the following topics:

This workshop offers an optional, additional day as a group or private fishing outing, which will allow you to put your newly acquired skills into action.

Trout Fly Fishing Strategies on Moving Waters

This three day workshop is designed to provide the fly fisherman with more advanced tools than our beginning trout fishing workshop. You will be taught skills and techniques that are used by experienced fly fishermen, which will help you, develop independence and success on the stream.

The workshop will be conducted in both classroom and on stream covering the following topics:

Upon completion of this workshop, you should have developed the knowledge that will make you a more successful stream trout fisherman.

This workshop offers an optional, additional day as a group or private fishing outing, which will allow you to put your newly acquired skills into action.

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